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Tiptoeing through the tulips

Photo of Tulipa saxatilis
Mon, 2014-04-14 17:08

Tulipa (tulips; Liliaceae) is a genus of geophytes with about 76 species, occurring from south-western Europe and North Africa to Central Asia. The long history of cultivation of the genus means that the taxonomy and classification of the genus have been complicated by selection, hybridization and the occurrence of naturalized populations outside the native range, notably in Western Europe.

Legumes of the World Online

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:34

In July 2005, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew published Legumes of the World, a book containing an encyclopaedic overview of the current knowledge of the 727 genera then recognised in the family Leguminose (Fabaceae).

Book of the Month - Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World

Mon, 2014-01-06 16:54

About the book

People all over the world are becoming more sophisticated and demanding about what they eat and how it is prepared. Culinary Herbs and Spices of the World will appeal to inquisitive foodies, gardeners, botanists, and also students, particularly in food science and technology.